Infrastructure

A comparison of road conditions in Rwanda and Mali—the former an autocracy with sterling roads, the latter a democracy where poor road conditions reveal a deep divide in the country.
Yesterday   Foreign Policy
Author Russell Shorto claims that "the willingness of Europeans to follow top-down social planning" makes public transit and bicycling more feasible in European cities than they are in the States where people don't always agree with technocrats.
Aug 8, 2011   The New York Times
Not only is the Utah Transit Authority debuting two new light rail lines at the same time, they were brought in 20% under budget.
Aug 6, 2011   The Source
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced plans to implement more bus-only lanes throughout the city.
Aug 6, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) announces the winners of the Connected Vehicle Challenge that asked people to submit ideas, using the Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) technology to its full potential.
Aug 6, 2011   Transportation Nation
Matt Seaton argues that "after significant investment in cycling infrastructure, biking needs better PR." Would a bike ambassador make the difference?
Aug 6, 2011   The Guardian
The location of parked cars can either destroy walkability or enhance it, writes urbanist Steve Mouzon.
Aug 5, 2011   The Original Green Blog
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy released an interactive map displaying thousands of alternative fuel stations around the nation.
Aug 5, 2011   TheCityFix.com
Andres Sevstuk, lecturer at MIT and head of the City Form Research Group describes how the new Urban Network Analysis Toolbox is, "taking a much more rigorous approach to look at the work of urban design."
Aug 4, 2011   The Boston Globe
New TRAX light rail lines in Salt Lake City opened a year early and 20% under budget.
Aug 4, 2011   The Salt Lake Tribune
Philadelphia is opening its first "parklet" -- a small public park space built on street parking spaces.
Aug 4, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer